Who We Are

The Building Industry Association’s y|GEN is an organization focused on fostering the professional growth and enhancing the cohesiveness of the young professionals in the San Diego home building industry, with the goal of encouraging its members to become active and remain engaged in the BIA, and its leadership opportunities throughout their careers.

y|GEN Events

All y|GEN events are free to y|GEN members and include drink and think education events, building tours, mentor program, and happy hours.

Thursday, January 19th (PM) – y|GEN Drink & Think @ Shea Homes – Corporate Office

Wednesday, March 22nd (PM) – y|GEN Mentor Program Kickoff Party @ TBD

Thursday, May 4th (PM) – y|GEN Event @ TBD

Thursday, August 3rd (PM) – y|GEN Event @ TBD

Wednesday, November 15th (PM) – y|GEN End of the Year, Mentor Appreciation Party @ TBD

Check out some of the great photos from the events!

y|GEN Board Meeting Dates

Meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. at the BIA office on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Please contact Elena Mineo with any questions.

y|GEN Board Members

Jason Santos (Chair)Pasco Laret Suiter & Associates
Scott Walsh (Vice Chair)Sudberry Properties
Emilie Colwell (Secretary/ Treasurer)T & B Planning
Melissa Stern (Past Chair)C&S Companies
Alex BaracchiniRyan Companies
Juan Carlos Berelleza PalmaStevens Cresto Engineers
Brett GeyerJ Geyer Plumbing
Brandon GoldbergloanDepot
Tyler Martin Lennar
Amanda SeckendorfWestlake Royal Roofing Solutions
John ShokohiStormwater Pros
Hannah Shurance Rick Engineering
Ryley WebbH.G. Fenton Company

y|GEN Board Members at Large

Summer BalesIntesa Communications Group
Catherine FergusonLounsberry Ferguson Altona & Peak
Arpy GiourdijanOver the Moon Sales & Advertising
Andrei KellyH.G. Fenton Company
Max TellerMatter Surfaces
Christopher TheinSKAJA & DANIELS, LLP

y|GEN Student Membership

y|GEN is pleased to announce FREE memberships for local students! Any current college student in the San Diego area is welcome to join our y|GEN group and attend all y|GEN events at no cost. This will also allow you to participate in the mentorship program and be paired with a seasoned industry professional. To sign up please complete the form below and return to Elena Mineo.

Mentor Program

Take your next step in the industry and sign up for our Mentor Program! The y|GEN Mentor Program fosters professional growth by targeting the individual needs of mentees to develop their careers to the fullest potential. Our program gives young leaders in our industry the opportunity to be paired with and learn from a seasoned industry professional. If you have any questions please contact Elena Mineo.